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NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation Course

NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigation Course

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pleased to offer a NEW course in NTSB Helicopter Accident Investigations on August 18-22, 2014, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures, methods used and the skills required with all aspects of helicopter accident investigation by the… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 16-Jun-14

Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Airbus Helicopters responds to AAIB Final Report on EC225 North Sea accidents

Today, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) issued its final determination following its investigation into the causes linked to two controlled ditchings that occurred in the North Sea on May 10, 2012 and October 22, 2012 aboard EC225 helicopters. Airbus Helicopters affirms the conclusions drawn in the report concerning the causes of the two controlled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 II (G-ODAZ), near RAF Wittering, Peterborough, 26 March 2014

Source: AAIB, 12-Jun-14

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

AAIB issues formal report on North Sea EC225 accidents

The formal report on the accidents to a Bond and a CHC EC225 in 2012 has now been released by the AAIB.  A further seven new Safety Recommendations have been made, including five related to the liferafts and one related to the fatigue performance  of components manufactured from high strength low alloy steel.  These are listed below… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jun-14

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today announced new proposals for flight recorders and underwater locating devices which aim at facilitating the recovery of an aircraft and of its flight recorders in the unfortunate eventuality of an accident. The new EASA requirements include the extension of the transmission time of underwater locating devices (ULD) fitted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Jun-14

Nova Scotia’s energy minister satisfied with offshore safety rules

Nova Scotia’s energy minister satisfied with offshore safety rules

Nova Scotia’s energy minister says he’s satisfied with federal legislation aimed at improving safety in the offshore energy sector even though it doesn’t call for an independent safety agency, a measure he pushed for while in Opposition.  See full story

Source: CTV, 02-Jun-14

New UK helicopter safety framework questioned by Norwegian unions

New UK helicopter safety framework questioned by Norwegian unions

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said it has no plans to duplicate the 32 safety improvements planned for Scottish offshore helicopters.  See full story

Source: BBC, 02-Jun-14

Ornge faces 17 labour code charges over S76 crash

Ornge faces 17 labour code charges over S76 crash

All 17 charges relate to an incident that occurred on May 31, 2013, when four Ornge employees — two pilots and two paramedics — were killed after the Sikorsky S-76A helicopter they were travelling in crashed  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident

Source: CBC, 01-Jun-14

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Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

In its investigation report (A12P0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the ingestion of soft ice into the engine led to a complete loss of power and the crash after takeoff of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter near Cultus Lake, British Columbia. The pilot was fatally injured. On… Read more »

Source: TSB, 29-May-14

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IHST to increase emphasis on reducing fatal accidents

IHST to increase emphasis on reducing fatal accidents

– Without shifting its focus away from the elimination of all civil helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is asking its worldwide partners to establish an additional focus regarding the steps that can be taken to prevent fatalities in helicopter accidents.  As a result, future IHST analysis will include the types of accidents… Read more »

Source: IHST, 28-May-14

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Host 2nd Annual Safety Seminar

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Host 2nd Annual Safety Seminar

For the second year in a row, Marion County Florida’s Sherriff’s Office Aviation Unit hosted a safety training session for Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Fighting, and Electronic News Gathering aviation units from around the state of Florida.  More than 70 attendees from 23 different organizations attended the event. The safety session focused on the United… Read more »

Source: Marion County Sheriff, 22-May-14

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Airbus Helicopters to host Fort Worth safety symposium

Airbus Helicopters to host Fort Worth safety symposium

Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is hosting a U.S. Customer Safety Symposium dedicated to highlighting top safety issues in the industry and allowing customers to share their ideas and solutions. The two-day conference begins today at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. AHI leadership, customers and industry experts will discuss helicopter safety, including safety… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-May-14

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Vandals trash HeliQwest JetRanger

Vandals trash HeliQwest JetRanger

El Paso Police are still looking for burglars who vandalized a JetRanger and a jet fuel tanker in the Franklin Mountains in northeast El Paso on Wednesday. See full story

Source: KVIA ABC-7, 16-May-14

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HAI Seeks Educators and Experts in Rotorcraft Safety!

HAI Seeks Educators and Experts in Rotorcraft Safety!

HAI is developing the Education Program for HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 and seeks proposals for Professional Education courses and Rotor Safety Challenge sessions from qualified persons or vendors. Be part of continuing excellence in your industry—submit your proposal today! Professional Education Courses To provide a high-quality program for helicopter professionals, HAI strives to enhance, expand, and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-May-14

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Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

Free Day-Long Safety Seminar for Helicopter Pilots in Colorado

FREE, day-long safety seminar for all helicopter pilots! May 17, 8:00 am, Air Methods Corporation (AMC) Training Center, Aurora, Colo. Attention Helicopter Pilots! Join in for the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry, presented by a panel of experts from industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI), FAASTeam, and Denver FSDO. Discuss… Read more »

Source: FAA, 13-May-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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Yukon R44 crash survivors sue Horizon Helicopters

Yukon R44 crash survivors sue Horizon Helicopters

The two survivors of a helicopter crash near Carcross, Yukon, two years ago are suing operator Horizon Helicopters. see full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 10-Jul-12 C-GHZN Robinson R44 Carcross, Canada (1F)

Source: CBC, 11-May-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S3/2014: Agusta AW139 (G-LBAL), near Gillingham Hall, Norfolk, 13 March 2014

Source: AAIB, 11-May-14

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HAI Expands Safety Outreach to Myanmar

HAI Expands Safety Outreach to Myanmar

The country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, recently began a rapid expansion of its economy and infrastructure, due to a relaxation of sanctions that have been in place for some time. As offshore oil exploration, tourism, and other traditional helicopter markets expand, the Myanmar Ministry of Transportation is faced with the task of developing… Read more »

11-May-14

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Irish pilot fined €20,000 for low flying and other charges

Irish pilot fined €20,000 for low flying and other charges

A helicopter pilot has been fined €20,000 for flying dangerously low over thousands of people attending the busiest day of Ballinasloe Horse Fair three years ago.  See full story. The content of that story include reference to the same pilot crashing the helicopter later the same day, which pins it down to the following incident… Read more »

Source: Irish Times, 09-May-14

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HAI promote Houston Helicopter Safety Conference

HAI promote Houston Helicopter Safety Conference

Multiple Safety Briefings for all helicopter pilots, and a free lunch! Attention all helicopter pilots! Don’t miss this event featuring the latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry. Presented by top industry experts in their field, discussions inlcude accident trends, Next-Gen for helicopters, medical qualifications, and more! May 15, 9:00 am, 1940… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-May-14

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Australia proposes rules changes to winching and rapelling operations

Australia proposes rules changes to winching and rapelling operations

This NPRM is issued by CASA with a view to ensuring that Australian aviation safety requirements are current and appropriately address safety risks. CASA’s policies require that the aviation safety regulations must: be necessary to address known or likely safety risks provide for the most efficient allocation of Industry and CASA resources be clear and… Read more »

Source: CASA, 08-May-14

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Oil & Gas UK applauds CAA safety review announcement

Oil & Gas UK applauds CAA safety review announcement

In response to the annoucement from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today, Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Malcolm Webb, said: “The CAA consultation with industry has been highly constructive, prompting and accelerating the introduction of breakthrough lifesaving equipment over a year ahead of CAA proposed action A10 (CAP1145) – a real milestone for safety… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 08-May-14

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CAA changes timescales for offshore helicopter safety measures

CAA changes timescales for offshore helicopter safety measures

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced changes to two of its requirements aimed at improving offshore helicopter safety. It follows discussions with the oil and gas industry, helicopter operators and representatives of the offshore workforce and pilots. In February the CAA announced a series of measures to improve the safety of offshore operations…. Read more »

Source: CAA, 08-May-14

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Accident Free in 2013? Apply for HAI’s Operator Safety Award

Accident Free in 2013? Apply for HAI’s Operator Safety Award

To recognize helicopter operators who go the distance for safety — day in and day out — HAI presents the HAI Operator Safety Award to its member-operators who were accident free* throughout the previous calendar year. HAI presents one engraved commemorative plaque and year-date medallion at no cost to first-time recipients who qualify. Previous recipients… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-May-14

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Center for Patient Safety Inks First Nationwide Contract with Air Evac Lifeteam

Center for Patient Safety Inks First Nationwide Contract with Air Evac Lifeteam

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) has landed its first national contract from Air Evac Lifeteam, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, announced Becky Miller, executive director, CPS. Air Evac Lifeteam, an air ambulance company, currently has 115 bases in 15 states. The three-year participation agreement was executed on April 1, 2014. “By participating… Read more »

Source: CPS, 06-May-14

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FAA and GA Community to Launch Weather Safety Campaign

FAA and GA Community to Launch Weather Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation (GA) pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.  FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather?… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-May-14

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UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a series of template risk models, highlighting a number of specific safety scenarios, which airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, maintenance organisations, ground service providers and regulators can use as part of their own safety management systems (SMS). The models will allow organisations to assess… Read more »

Source: CAA, 01-May-14

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Inadvertent-IMC: Being Somewhere Other Than on Cloud 9

Inadvertent-IMC: Being Somewhere Other Than on Cloud 9

The helicopter pilot was on his final instrument approach for completing the requirements in the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards and weather conditions were perfect.  At Decision Height, the examiner called out “runway in sight.”  The aircraft was slightly right of course and less than a dot above glideslope.  Not perfect, but well within the… Read more »

Source: IHST, 30-Apr-14

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UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

UNM Hospital releases video of PHI Air Medical AS350 accident

The University of New Mexico Hospital Board of Trustees on Friday recognized staffers and emergency response personnel, including two UNMH security officers who rushed to the aid of a medical crew shortly after their helicopter crashed on the hospital’s roof earlier this month.  [See HeliHub.com page for this accident] Surveillance video released by UNMH shows the… Read more »

Source: UNM Hospital, 27-Apr-14

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NBAA’s Free Webinar Will Help Operators Manage Weather Risk

NBAA’s Free Webinar Will Help Operators Manage Weather Risk

New weather forecasting technologies and probabilistic weather information, which can help operators determine the risk of flying into thousands of airports worldwide, will be the topic of an upcoming free NBAA webinar. “Managing Weather Risk” takes place at 1 p.m. (EDT), on April 29, and NBAA Members can register for the session right up until… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 27-Apr-14

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HAI to help host Myanmar Helicopter Safety Seminar

HAI Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose and an international cast of rotor-wing professionals will host the first-ever helicopter safety seminar in Yangon, Myanmar, April 28. The seminar will bring together helicopter professionals, customers, executives, and key stakeholders from across Myanmar and Southeast Asia to discuss safety standards and best practices. Read more about the… Read more »

25-Apr-14

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Vector Aerospace UK strengthens its approach to safety management

Vector Aerospace UK strengthens its approach to safety management

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com/), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has selected Atkins Global as a collaborative partner in producing a Safety Management System (SMS) which will enhance the support of its operating processes. “We are looking to optimise and widen our current practices to ensure that we have… Read more »

Source: Vector, 24-Apr-14

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EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

EASA certifies EC225 gear shaft redesign

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. Certification was granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is to be followed by validation from other international airworthiness authorities…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Apr-14

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USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance

USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends. As expected, when warmer weather arrives during the spring and summer months, helicopter operations and missions increase and the number of accidents rise.  For the… Read more »

Source: USHST, 23-Apr-14

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FAA Extends Deadline for Final Helicopter Safety Rule

FAA Extends Deadline for Final Helicopter Safety Rule

In response to industry feedback and so that the FAA can develop detailed guidance materials, the FAA is extending the compliance deadline for the helicopter safety rule by one year to April 22, 2015. This will provide the industry with necessary FAA materials and adequate time to adapt their manuals and provide training to pilots…. Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-Apr-14

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FAA cancels 2014 SMS focus group safety meeting

FAA cancels 2014 SMS focus group safety meeting

As many of you are aware, the 2014 Safety Management System Focus Group meeting planned for Dallas/Fort Worth, TX April 29, 30 and May 1, 2014 has been canceled. We want to thank all the industry and FAA personnel who demonstrated interest and volunteered to participate in the event. We are planning a 2015 SMS… Read more »

Source: FAA, 21-Apr-14

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Cobham to unveil Innovative New Safety System at OTC 2014

Cobham to unveil Innovative New Safety System at OTC 2014

Cobham Life Support will be introducing its new maritime safety system, Survivor+ at OTC 2014, May 5-8 in Houston, Texas. The Survivor+ Personal Overboard Survival System, a new class of ‘wearable’ PFD (Personal Flotation Device), uniquely incorporates both a SOLAS approved inflatable life jacket and a personal life raft into a single system worn as… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Apr-14

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Flight Safety Foundation announces new President/CEO

Flight Safety Foundation announces new President/CEO

The Flight Safety Foundation announced today that Jon Beatty, former President and CEO of International Aero Engines, has been named as its new President and CEO. Mr. Beatty comes to the Foundation after a distinguished career as an aviation executive. Along with his recent experience with International Aero Engines, he spent time in several executive… Read more »

Source: FSF, 15-Apr-14

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Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a forum non conveniens motion filed by Robinson Helicopter Company, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell to have a fatal helicopter crash case (the very first R66 crash) removed from her courtroom in Los Angeles to be litigated in Colombia, where the crash occurred. In her March 28 ruling, the Honorable Michelle R…. Read more »

Source: Baum Hedlund, 11-Apr-14

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Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

Commenting, Oil & Gas UK’s health and safety director Robert Paterson said: “Oil & Gas UK is working with our members to assess the impact on safety of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Review. “Like the CAA, our primary focus is to create and maintain a safe environment for our industry to operate in.  If… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 10-Apr-14

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FAA gives top rating to aviation safety standards in Philippines

FAA gives top rating to aviation safety standards in Philippines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to a… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Apr-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC135 T2+, G-SPAO, Glasgow City Centre, 29 November 2013 – investigation update Agusta A109S (G-IOOZ), tail rotor strike on landing, at a private site near Withypool, Somerset, 8 December 2013

Source: AAIB, 09-Apr-14

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North Carolina Helicopter Safety Summit – This Thursday

North Carolina Helicopter Safety Summit – This Thursday

The goal of any safety program is to identify the hazards and manage the risks. Accidents are caused by normal people performing normal tasks that usually deviate from a normal system’s environment. At the FREE, North Carolina Helicopter Safety Summit on Thurs., April 10, identify the hazards of inadequate helicopter maintenance, human factors related to… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Apr-14

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USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

USHST Releases New Helicopter Accident Analysis

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org), has completed a comprehensive follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis released in 2011. This new report analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents that occurred in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and compares them to the previous analysis that looked at accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001, and 2006…. Read more »

Source: USHST, 07-Apr-14

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UK CAA launches review of its medical services

UK CAA launches review of its medical services

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a review of the medical services it provides. The study will look at all aspects of the work of the CAA’s Medical Department to ensure UK pilots and air traffic controllers are receiving the most suitable and efficient service possible. The review will seek the opinions of key stakeholder… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Apr-14

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HAI: Turning Safety Theory into Practice

HAI: Turning Safety Theory into Practice

The 10th annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit was held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from March 31-April 2. HAI’s Director of Safety J. Heffernan and Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose represented HAI, among 750 other safety professionals from around the globe. This year, the theme of the summit was Safety & Quality in the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-Apr-14

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Cockpit distractions and how to deal with them

Cockpit distractions and how to deal with them

A FAASTeam Seminar on Cockpit Distractions and how to deal with them is taking place on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Capitol City Civil Air Patrol, Louisiana Wing, 9163 Blanche Noyes Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70811. Title: REMINDER-Cockpit Distractions Topic: Cockpit Distractions and how to deal with them. Date and Time: Monday, April 7, 2014 , starting at 6:00… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 06-Apr-14

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New Middle East helicopter safety event

New Middle East helicopter safety event

The Offshore / Onshore Aviation (OOA) Conference and Exhibition has been organised on behalf of the MENA HST – MENA Helicopter Safety Team, aimed at meeting the challenges for safer offshore and onshore aviation operations in the Middle East & North Africa When it comes to aviation operations, the very best in safety and expertise are… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 02-Apr-14

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IHST – Step-by-Step Solutions Are Available to Improve Helicopter Safety Attitudes

IHST – Step-by-Step Solutions Are Available to Improve Helicopter Safety Attitudes

Helicopter industry and government leaders knew something had to be done to reduce the alarming number of helicopter accidents worldwide. So, those leading the charge to reduce accident rates called for a “culture of safety” that encouraged training, outreach, research, analysis, and an environment where people could report safety violations without fear of repercussions.  There… Read more »

Source: IHST, 01-Apr-14

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Workers endangered by media helicopter

Workers endangered by media helicopter

Press report suggests the helicopter was flying so low that the workers on the ground were affected by the rotor wash which dislodged loose rocks from the cliff face.  See full story

Source: Scoop, 31-Mar-14

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11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

11 Seattle helipads scrutinized in wake of news helicopter crash

After the accident, which killed two, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city should review its permits and procedures to make sure the helicopters are operating safely.  See full story

30-Mar-14

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IHST – Star Wars, Yoda, and Helicopter Safety

IHST – Star Wars, Yoda, and Helicopter Safety

In the epic movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is standing motionless on the edge of a swamp as his X-wing fighter sinks even deeper into the muck.  Yoda, the Jedi Grand Master, encourages Luke to use “the force” to lift the aircraft out of the swamp, but Luke remains non-responsive.  To his mentor,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 25-Mar-14

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EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated a number of R44 helicopter accidents in which the fuel tanks were breached, resulting in leaking fuel and a post-crash fire. While analysis showed that these events should all have been survivable with minor or no injuries to the occupants, they resulted in fatalities and serious… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Mar-14

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2014 is Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety, says IHST

2014 is Pivotal Year for Helicopter Safety, says IHST

Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST,org) was established in 2006.  From 2000 to 2005, an average of 186 to 190 helicopter accidents occurred each year in the United States.  That annual average decreased to 170 during 2006-2007,… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-Mar-14

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City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

City of Seattle outlines their rules for helipads

At 7:51 a.m. this morning, Seattle Firefighters responded to a helicopter crash near the Space Needle. When firefighters arrived at Broad Street and 4th Avenue they found a helicopter that had crashed into the ground causing three car fires. Medics transported a male driver to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns and discovered two deceased patients inside the helicopter… Read more »

Source: City of Seattle, 19-Mar-14

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Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Sinclair, KOMO express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and its Seattle television station, KOMO (ABC), expressed its deepest condolences for the victims and family members of the news helicopter that crashed inSeattle, WA this morning.  The helicopter, owned by Helicopter, Inc., is leased jointly by Sinclair’s television station, KOMO, and Gannett’s television station, KING. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,”… Read more »

Source: Sinclair Broadcast, 19-Mar-14

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Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Gannett, KING express deepest sympathies to Seattle helicopter crash victims

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and its Seattle station, KING, are deeply saddened by today’s helicopter accident in Seattle, WA. “Words cannot express the sympathy and sadness we feel for the victims who lost their lives in today’s tragedy and for their families,” said Ray Heacox, president and general manager, KING. “We grieve this afternoon with the entire Seattle community… Read more »

Source: Gannett Co, 19-Mar-14

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News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

News helicopter crashes into Seattle street

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Mar-14

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It’s been a great ride – blog from Debbie Hersman

It’s been a great ride – blog from Debbie Hersman

I arrived in the nation’s capital over two decades ago as a college intern believing that government can do important work on behalf of the citizens of this great country.  After nearly 10 years at the National Transportation Safety Board, I will depart Washington with the knowledge that the traveling public is the beneficiary of… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 19-Mar-14

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HAI Congratulates NTSB Chairman Hersman on New Job

HAI Congratulates NTSB Chairman Hersman on New Job

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced recently that she will leave the board at the end of April to become the next president and CEO of the National Safety Council. HAI President Matt Zuccaro noted: “Deborah Hersman has been a dedicated and effective leader for the improvement of safety in all modes… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Mar-14

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Statement Regarding Chairman Hersman’s Departure from NTSB

Statement Regarding Chairman Hersman’s Departure from NTSB

“On behalf of my fellow Board members and the men and women of the NTSB, I want to offer my congratulations to Chairman Hersman on her new position as President and CEO at the National Safety Council. I have had the privilege of working with Debbie at the NTSB for nearly five years and know… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 19-Mar-14

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Oil & Gas UK’s response to FAI conclusion

Oil & Gas UK’s response to FAI conclusion

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK health, safety and employment issues director, said: “Today’s Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) conclusion into the 2009 helicopter crash provides us with a powerful reminder of the paramount importance of following procedures, and the need for effective communication. Since the publication of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report in… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 13-Mar-14

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Bond Offshore Helicopters’ Response to AS332L2 Determination

Bond Offshore Helicopters’ Response to AS332L2 Determination

Bond Offshore hopes that Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle’s determination today (March 13th) brings a degree of closure to the families, friends and dependents of those who died in the tragedy of 2009. We at Bond also lost friends and colleagues that day. Although Sheriff Principal Pyle has indicated that spalling was, on balance, the most… Read more »

Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Fatal Accident Inquiry determination published on Bond AS332L2 fatal accident

Fatal Accident Inquiry determination published on Bond AS332L2 fatal accident

Summary of FAI Determination into the deaths of 16 people following the helicopter crash on 1 April 2009. On Wednesday 1 April 2009, a Super Puma helicopter, owned by Bond Offshore Helicopters Limited, was flying over the North Sea, en route from the Miller Oil Platform to Aberdeen, when it plunged into the sea killing… Read more »

Source: Judiciary of Scotland, 13-Mar-14

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2014

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2014

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Special Bulletin S1/2014 – AS332 L2 Super Puma (G-WNSB), approximately 1.5 nm west of Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, 23 August 2013 – investigation update Eurocopter AS350B3e Squirrel (G-ECUK), loss of control following hydraulic failure, Private helicopter… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 13-Mar-14

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Embry-RIddle opens registration for online Human Factors course

Embry-RIddle opens registration for online Human Factors course

The mental and physical factors that contribute to aviation accidents will be examined during a free, massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Registration for The Human Factor in Aviation is open to the public. The class, which runs from April 7 to May 11, is limited to 2,000 students. “We… Read more »

Source: Embry-RIddle, 11-Mar-14

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California man gets 14 years for pointing laser at police helicopter

California man gets 14 years for pointing laser at police helicopter

Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, was accused of pointing a green laser 13 times more powerful than common pointers at a Fresno Police Department helicopter in 2012  See full story

Source: The Republic, 11-Mar-14

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Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Compensation unresolved over S76C+ crash into Korean apartment block

Residents of a Hyundai I-Park apartment complex in southern Seoul which a helicopter owned by LG Electronics crashed into last year have still not received financial compensation from the company, according to a tenants’ group  See full story

Source: Korean Times, 10-Mar-14

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FAA announces Azerbaijan Aviation Safety Rating

FAA announces Azerbaijan Aviation Safety Rating

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Azerbaijan complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The Category 1 rating is based on an October 2013 FAA review of State Civil Aviation Authority of… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Mar-14

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Bird Strikes Problematic for Military Helicopters, Study Finds

Bird Strikes Problematic for Military Helicopters, Study Finds

Birds posing the biggest threat to helicopters operated by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, a new study finds.  See full story

Source: Live Science, 06-Mar-14

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ARGUS Releases 2013 SMS Audit Results Report

ARGUS Releases 2013 SMS Audit Results Report

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 SMS Audit Results report. The objective of the report is to highlight those recurring deficiencies found in SMS implementation and execution. A view into the industry wide aperture helps aviation operators focus their efforts on common deficiency areas cited by auditors, and… Read more »

Source: Argus, 05-Mar-14

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Maersk Training announces two new offshore helideck emergency courses

Maersk Training announces two new offshore helideck emergency courses

Maersk Training announced today the launch of two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-east of Scotland and be delivered using… Read more »

Source: Maersk Training, 05-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation dedicated to safety through helicopter simulators

Metro Aviation dedicated to safety through helicopter simulators

For Metro Aviation, it came as no surprise when the National Transportation Safety Board released its latest safety alert, Safety through Helicopter Simulators.  Since 2008, Metro Aviation has used helicopter simulators to ensure their pilots are trained and ready for a variety of in-flight situations.  Metro President Mike Stanberry confirmed his commitment to safety when he opened the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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HAI Works to Prevent Unnecessary Sleep Apnea Regulations

HAI Works to Prevent Unnecessary Sleep Apnea Regulations

HAI continues to work with the greater aviation community to prevent FAA implementation of onerous and unnecessary sleep apnea regulations for pilots without a proper rulemaking process. The associations have jointly sent a letter to all 100 members of the U.S. Senate urging support for timely passage of Senate Bill 1941 (S.1941), advocating that stakeholders to the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Mar-14

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